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IOM, the UN Migration Agency, used funding from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to build waste management facilities, an otherwise neglected issue in refugee settlements and host communities.
Reliable data is key to managing migration. With this in mind, the UN Migration Agency IOM, with the support of the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme, collaborated with Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister in organizing training workshop in Entebbe on 25-27 February for members of the National Coordination Mechanism on Migration (NCM) on migration data management.
Speaking in Bwaise, a slum area of Kampala, the ambassador said Uganda’s combination of the youngest population in the world and a high unemployment rate raised the risk of challenges such as radicalization and violent extremism.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General (Prevention) Ana Maria Menendez on 28 January hailed IOM Uganda’s “grassroots approach” to build stable slum communities in the capital Kampala.
VIDEO: When Uganda Police met with city slum dwellersTown hall meeting between Police and slum dwellers; organized by EU-funded SSCoS project
IOM - CERF project evacuates stranded Congolese refugeesIOM project supported by UN Central Emergency Response Fund
VIDEO: European Union, CERF-supported refugees make soapWith funding from European Union Humanitarian Aid and UN CERF, South Sudanese refugee women in Palorinya settlement in Moyo district have started making soap. IOM Uganda Chief of Mission Ali Abdi recently visited Hope Group in Palorinya and got some interesting lessons
Some of IOM Uganda’s Figures
Kampala city slums supported by the European Union Trust Fund
Youths from four Kampala city slums received approval to get Small Business Start-ups kits; distribution ongoing.
Residents and police officers took part in Town Hall meetings in four Kampala city slums
Female beneficiaries of IOM’s Counter-Trafficking and Voluntary Return initiatives
Applications processed by The Visa Application Centre in 2017
Refugees resettled to third countries in 2017
Pre-departure Migration Health Assessments conducted in 2017
Refugees and Ugandans benefitting from WASH interventions in West Nile